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Hi, just a note to let you know I’ve turned off commenting on all the posts. UPDATE, we now are using Akismet to manage spam comments, I will see how it goes. Probably commenting will be turned back on for … Continue reading

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When I sit at the wheel to center a mound of clay, if I am not there in my mind, in myself, then the clay will not center. Continue reading

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Wendell Berry and the road to here

When I first read [Berry] it was with that amazing feeling of gratitude and wonder you get when you realize someone has figured out something fundamental. Someone who can help you find your way. Continue reading

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January Pleasures

I love this town! Here’s a few of the recent reasons why: Radius Studio I’ve worked with clay, on and off, for years, pretty much all of it hand building. I’ve worked in university settings and various studio settings. The … Continue reading

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Food Cooperation

Spending those few hours doing work among people with whom I share a commitment to good food and community was so nurturing to me. I felt energized. And doing this work is another step in fulfilling my life-commitment to shorten the distance between me and the sources of my subsistence. Continue reading

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First rain

We’re in Portland! I cannot begin to express how amazing that feels. Continue reading

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Carla Emery: A legacy of hope

We just learned that Carla Emery passed away on Tuesday, October 11th. We heard about it this morning, from an email response to a change of address we sent her. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, November 5 … Continue reading

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